Girls Basketball: Oregon-Davis, Argos advance oust Westville, Marquette
By TERRY TURNER Post-Tribune correspondent February 6, 2013 11:06PM
Updated: March 8, 2013 7:43AM
HAMLET — Oregon-Davis and Argos moved to the semifinals of the Class 1A Oregon-Davis Sectional with very easy wins Wednesday evening over Westville and Marquette Catholic, respectively.
Westville coach Jim Wheeler was realistic after his team’s 83-18 loss to Oregon-Davis.
“They’re the No. 2 team in the state.” Wheeler said. “It’s the story of two very different programs. One, O-D, works very hard and they have built a very good program that has a very strong summer program. Our girls have never had that extra work, but we want to be where their girls are at in the future.
“We have 29 kids on the JV and varsity,” Wheeler explained. We have more girls in our program than anyone we play. The recipe is there, if we do things Oregon-Davis does every year, I can see a bright future. The girls just have to play hard, keep plugging away.”
Oregon-Davis (19-3) has two potential Division I recruits in guards Ashley Campbell and Jesse Averone, and a third guard, Alisha McIntosh, who is the team’s top defender.
Westville senior point guard Shaina Jacks had the job of contending with the Bobcats’ backcourt.
“You’ve got to be able to look downcourt, and pass the basketball, not dribble it,” Jacks said.
The Bobcats starters played less than two quarters and led 37-0 before Jacks scored.
It was a similar story for Marquette, which lost to tradition-rich Argos, 52-22.
“We were going in trying to keep the game to 40, and we came close to doing that, they scored (52),” said Marquette coach Jordan Gallias. “Defensively we played very well, we made adjustments after the first quarter, and we did a much better job. It was just that 20-point run (by Argos). We didn’t have the firepower to come back from a large deficit.”
Senior Collen Falk led the Blazers with 11 points.